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Grill master: Perfectly cooked meat requires the right heat for the right time

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Every barbecue cookbook teaches the same technique for telling how hot the fire is. Hold the palm of your hand several inches above the coals and begin counting, “one Mississippi, two Mississippi . . .” Wherever you are in the count when you can’t take the heat any longer is a guide to fire temperature. One Mississippi means high heat; …

Summer’s frozen tradition

Thursday, July 2, 2015

When summer heats up, it’s time to head for a cold, sweet treat. We checked in with a few Concord-area ice cream shops to see which flavors are favorites and which are a bit weird. Arnie’s Place 164 Loudon Road, Concord 228-3225, arniesplace.com Bestselling: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Unusual: Crosby’s Chocolate Chili. Manager …

‘Food Fight’ film documents Market Basket power struggle

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will soon be the subject of a documentary film. Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket is being edited and is scheduled to be released in the fall, said director Jay Childs, a New Hampshire-based filmmaker who’s been working on the …

Summer staple

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In summer’s unofficial produce pageant, Silver Queen corn reigns perennial, while peaches and late-August tomatoes vie for runner-up honors. Pound for pound, though, a nonseasonal starter gets the double win for talent and congeniality: the potato. Not just …

Dressing up a typical fruit salad with help from your grill

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Heat up your fruit salad Want an easy way to add a little punch to your otherwise humdrum fruit salad? Just add some heat. In this case,toss pineapple rings on the grill for just 4 to 5 minutes …

NYC Health Department proposes high-sodium warning on menus

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New York City’s Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted recently to consider the proposal at a meeting of the Board of Health. All chain restaurants …

House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

House votes to repeal meat labeling law Facing a costly backlash from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The 300-131 vote was an effort to avoid trade retaliation from America’s neighbors. The World …

Taco Bell: Artificial ingredients OK for Cap’n Crunch treat

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Taco Bell says it will roll out Cap’n Crunch-covered balls of dough nationally – and that they’re exempt from its recent pledge to remove artificial ingredients. The company said it would remove artificial colors, flavors and high-fructose corn syrup from its menu by the end of this year. …

A meaty meal for Dad that isn’t just another grilled steak

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Just because guys tend to like to grill doesn’t mean every Father’s Day meal has to be a culinary cliche. Not that most guys would argue if they were honored with a honking steak over hot coals, but …

Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk’s too clean. A Swiss agricultural institute discovered that tiny specks of hay are responsible for the famous holes in cheeses like Emmentaler or Appenzeller. …

UN body says fewer are suffering from hunger in Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The United Nation’s food body says the proportion of people suffering from hunger in the Asia-Pacific region has fallen by half in the last 25 years. The Food and Agriculture Organization said that using 1990 as a base year, when about 24 percent of the population in the …

Fruit turns tabbouleh into a star

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A tabbouleh traditionalist will tell you: It’s all about the parsley. In the Middle East, it’s a fluffy mound of parsley, with relatively minimal amounts of that ingredient, bulgur, that seems to dominate Western versions of the dish. …

The perfect cover

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

We supposedly moved to New Hampshire in 1994, but somehow my husband never sold his Brooklyn-based theatrical special effects company, so he’s in New York City a lot. Our daughter takes after her father. Instead of getting normal …